Boult strikes once, twice...five times
A week after Tim Southee destroyed England with 7 for 33 in Wellington it was the turn of his new-ball partner Trent Boult to produce an extraordinary performance. After a wicketless first spell against Australia, he returned to the attack and collected the stunning figures of 5-3-3-5 to rip through the middle order. This is how ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball commentary recorded the mayhem.
17.2 Boult to Maxwell, OUT, he's chopped it on, Australia crumbling here! The ball was angling away from Maxwell from outside the off stump, he looked to force it through the off side without any footwork and get an edge to disturb his stumps
GJ Maxwell b Boult 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
17.4 Boult to Marsh, OUT, one more, what's going on?! Marsh also drags it on and goes for a duck! This back of length delivery was seaming away from the batsman, he went to the back foot to defend on the off side but played the wrong line and got an edge onto his stumps. The crowd is roaring!
MR Marsh b Boult 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
19.6 Boult to Clarke, OUT, oh my, Clarke has given it away, Boult gets his third! He gave Clarke room on the off side, Clarke swung his arms uppishly and gave a straightforward catch to Williamson at short cover
MJ Clarke c Williamson b Boult 12 (18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
21.3 Boult to Johnson, OUT, that's a wonderful catch, one more falls! Johnson made room for the full delivery just outside off, drove it in the air and Williamson was there again, this time to dive to his right to grab it with both hands
MG Johnson c Williamson b Boult 1 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28
21.6 Boult to Starc, OUT, missing - the middle stump's gone missing! What a beaut there from Boult - it pitched right on middle stump on length, looked like it was angling in, which Starc played for, but it held its line after pitching and knocked over only the middle stump. The crowd is loving it
MA Starc b Boult 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00